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Population: 4,961

Nearby Towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea

Police are appealing for people to come forward after two women were verbally abused in a Norfolk town.

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Villagers are split over plans to build almost 70 new homes in their community.

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Work has become a walk on the beach for counsellor Amanda Goss.

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Things are getting heated on our Norfolk coast. In normal times the hot weather would be welcome to the many communities who rely on it to thrive. But these are not normal times and thousands heading to the coast have caused concerns they could help cause a second coronavirus spike. Chris Bishop spoke to those affected.

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The campaign to reopen the railway line between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton has moved a step forward, councillors heard tonight.

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Villagers were bracing themselves for another invasion of day trippers as the sun shone down on the coast.

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People are being warned to stay away from second homes and holiday lets as fine weather forecast for the weekend sparks fears some may flout the rules.

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They say the skies have been getting clearer lately - and they were right today.

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You can drive to the coast if you like from tomorrow - but just about everything will be closed apart from the beaches when you get there.

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A lighthouse was lit up in a stunning tribute to our amazing NHS.

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More than 1,000 acres of farmland are being given back to nature in a bid to boost biodiversity and cut carbon emissions.

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We’re almost one month into lockdown - but how are our communities coping? In an EDP special report our reporters find out how life is carrying on in four of our villages.

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A town council has issued a colourful “thank you” to key workers and volunteers for their response to the coronavirus crisis.

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Round tablers are pledging to double donations to a hospital’s crowdfunding appeal.

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A 20-year-old from Norfolk has reached the finals of a national slimming competition where she met Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith.

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A Norfolk town council is offering cash grants to volunteers in the area who are supporting vulnerable people amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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People are being warned not to visit a Norfolk beach to see a stranded whale.

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Food and drink businesses are offering deliveries to homes across west Norfolk during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Villagers on the coast have launched an information network to help each other out during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Volunteers disinfected cash machines and handrails across their town after swathes of visitors flocked to the Norfolk coast.

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An award-winning deli says it would welcome panic buyers, as it battles to survive in the teeth of the coronavirus crisis.

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West Norfolk’s four main leisure centres are closing because of coronavirus.

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Gyms and swimming pools in towns across West Norfolk will remain open, the trust which runs them said.

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Three of West Norfolk’s flagship arts and entertainment venues are closing as a precaution against coronavirus.

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A Norfolk couple are in isolation at home after flying back from the Tenerife hotel at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.

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A inn on the coast has been awarded two AA rosettes for “culinary excellence”.

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Caravan site could be extended

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Plans to extend a coastal caravan site look set to get the go-ahead.

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Hundreds gathered to raise a glass to a seaside town’s heritage centre at its official opening.

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February 14 is Valentine’s Day and the festival of love is the ideal excuse to find 14 reasons to love the Norfolk coast. From west to east:

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A Norfolk town could be set to see a new business opening up on its high street.

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A dog needed veterinary treatment after being hit by a vehicle which did not stop.

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Around 500 people will be defeating dragons, defending the world, and bringing dice-throwing, card-wielding heroics to Hunstanton later this month.

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A community in Norfolk has joined the international effort to help injured wildlife in Australia.

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Hunstanton Christmas Swim in pictures

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Sunny skies greeted Hunstanton’s Christmas Day swimmers as they took to the sea off the resort.

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Mobile phone users in a coastal town are experiencing poor service because a mast needs repairing.

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Twin sisters told of the day they nearly drowned as they met the lifeboatman who plunged into the sea to save one of them.

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A care home has been told by government inspectors that risks to safety are not being addressed fast enough.

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Man who died in crash with bus named

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The man who died in a crash between a car and a bus has been named.

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North West Norfolk remained Conservative with a majority of almost 14,000 last time around.

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Flowers have been left at the scene of a fatal car crash on Norfolk’s main coast road.

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Updated Serious collision between bus and car on A149

Monday, December 2, 2019

Six people have been hurt, including one with life-threatening injuries, in a collision involving a bus and a car.

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D-Day hero dies aged 97

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

One of Norfolk’s last remaining D-Day veterans has passed away at the age of 97.

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Swimming pool to close for a month

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Those looking for a Christmas splash will be disappointed as one town’s swimming pool plans to close its doors for the whole of December.

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Town gets set for Christmas switch-on

Monday, November 25, 2019

Hunstanton’s Christmas switch on will bring a host of events and attractions to the resort.

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Care home rated ‘outstanding’

Monday, November 25, 2019

A town’s care home has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Beavers set to return to Norfolk

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Beavers are set to be released on a country estate to boost wetland habitats.

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Road closure warning for resort

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Drivers have been warned a busy road in a seaside town will be closed for five days for repairs.

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As a 23-year-old pilot flying the RAF’s fastest jet, David Jones and 74 Squadron’s top guns were our first line of defence if the Cold War ever warmed up.

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Drivers have been warned a busy road in a seaside town could be closed for up to five days for repairs.

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Plans for major redevelopments have been unveiled in Hunstanton.

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A high school has been told it “requires improvement” in a newly-published Ofsted report.

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CCTV cameras have been installed in boys and girls toilets at a Norfolk high school.

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Rare Australian jellyfish have arrived at a well-known tourist attractions.

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A message in a bottle sent from the Norfolk coastline has been discovered by a Lincolnshire litterpicker.

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Basking shark seen off Norfolk

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A basking shark has been sighted off the Norfolk coast.

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Coast road closures start today

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Part of the main A149 coast road will be closed for almost a fortnight from this morning.

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Drivers face almost a fortnight of road closures on the A149 at Hunstanton.

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A Norfolk town has been remembering the life of a popular teacher and cricketer after he lost his battle with a long illness.

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Despite waves crashing against the promenade this morning, Hunstanton has not been impacted by high tide according to the Environment Agency.

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Some of Norfolk’s coastal roads and footpaths could be flooded today with high tides forecast.

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Controversial plans to squeeze a new house in-between two already standing are set to be rejected.

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There were thrills and spills as competitors took to the mean streets of Hunstanton for the Searles Soap Box Derby.

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A major development is in the pipeline for the site of a seafront night club which burned down more than two decades ago.

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Coast road closures start on Monday

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Part of the busy A149 coast road will be closed from Monday.

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Crowds will be lining the streets of Hunstanton tomorrow as the Searles Soap Box Derby races through town. Here’s all you need to know about this madcap event.

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Crowds will be lining the streets in Hunstanton this weekend as the Searles Soap Box Derby races through town. Here’s all you need to know.

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A popular town mayor has resigned, saying she is ‘physically and mentally exhausted’.

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Go-karts to race through Norfolk town

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Homemade go-karts will race through the hilly streets of a coastal town.

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Two sea mines found on beach

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Two Mark 6 sea mines were discovered on a Norfolk beach.

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Moth hunters swoop on allotments

Monday, September 2, 2019

You wouldn’t want this lot in your wardrobe. Moth hunters were called in by allotment holders to see how many species they could find.

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A lifeboat has been launched to rescue people cut off by the tide.

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Wolf returns to Hunstanton cliffs

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A wooden wolf which commemorates a blood-curdling legend has returned to its cliff-top lair.

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An open air screening of Mamma Mia is set to go ahead despite a miserable weather forecast.

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A popular tourist attraction is celebrating 90 years of sea trips.

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Travellers have set up a cliff-top camp in a seaside resort.

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A round-Britain beach clean is coming to Norfolk.

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Street art in a seaside town encourages locals and holidaymakers to splash with no trash.

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From King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth, we’ve got more beaches than you can shake a bucket and spade at. But how well do you know them..?

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Grab that bucket and spade and head for Hunny to help the lifeboat.

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A madcap seaside soap box derby is shifting up a gear.

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A popular coastal carnival has been cancelled.

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New light was shed on victims of the 1953 floods hours after a new heritage centre opened in the town where they were swept away by the sea.

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Police were called to deal with an “intoxicated” man on a bus, before he was taken to hospital.

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A former bank has been converted into a heritage centre, showcasing the history of a coastal town.

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